|Milo getting ready for take off|
You can't keep a good man down...so what exactly is Milo Yiannopoulos doing making a comeback?
Just kidding, here at Alt-Right News we quite like Milo, although we are well aware of all the reasons people hate him.
But "Milo ist Milo." In a Nietzschean sense, he is way "beyond Good and Evil" and in fact a few streets away from "Outrageousness Foppery." And it must be remembered that it was essentially Milo -- and the extremely triggering quality of his volatile charisma -- that set the Berkeley free speech fires a-blazing. So, we are glad to hear that he is making a comeback of sorts:
"...Yiannopoulos told the Hive that he would be launching a new media venture in the coming weeks with what he says is a $12 million investment from backers whose identities he is protecting. (Yiannopoulos showed me a page from the contract with the investors' names blacked out.) Another person involved with the company, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, was similarly secretive: "Milo has the best instincts about these things," he said. The business, which will be called Milo Inc., will be even more focused on stoking the sort of ugly political conflict that's closer to the surface than ever in these early months of the Trump administration."
"Troll Incorporated" - we like it. Sounds fun. Soon the Left will have no place to run. But before we get too carried away, who exactly are Milo's mystery backers, and what do they expect in return? He's a pretty boy, but it must be something more than a little extra "backstage access"...ahem! Rumors run rife.
Is this, as some have alleged, an attempt to set up a "safe" and "kosher" version of the Alt-Right a la Ezra Levin and Gavin McInnes, so as to take away some of the oxygen from other Alt-Right outfits or even semi-mainstreamers like InfoWars or Breitbart? Possibly, but who cares, because there is zero chance of the Alt-Right ever becoming "safe" and "kosher" as NOT being safe and NOT being kosher is now "baked into the cake."
Interestingly it seems that Milo's new venture will have a focus on extremely young and upcoming talent, which may ring alarm bells for some:
"The thing about me is that I have access to a talent pipeline that no one else even knows about. All the funniest, smartest, most interesting young YouTubers and all the rest of them who hate feminism, who hate political correctness. This generation that’s coming up, it’s about 13, 14, 15, now have very different politics than most other generations. They love us. They love me, and I’m going to be actively hunting around for the next Milo."One way or the other we suspect Milo, despite his flamboyant flaws, is going to bring a lot more energy into the Alt-Right and help the movement to grow. He may even normalize it and weaponize it. He can't really fail, however, as the rest of politics is as moribund as a mummified maggot.